Ubuntu block out of mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by don't do it, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. don't do it macrumors regular

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    I know this is the windows fourm but i need some serious help.
    I tried to install Ubuntu 9.04 on 500 GB external drive and it will now no longer boot Ubuntu nor Mac. I need to know how to fix this.

    Things already tried:
    *Backing up harddrive and installing Snow Leopard (10.5.4 is what it is)
    *Deleting the external harddrive and reformatting it.

    I want to be able to keep all my mac files.
    The file with a ? appears when the Ubuntu livecd is not in. (that is the only thing that boots)

    If you need more information please let me know
     
  2. illinois2011 macrumors newbie

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    Does your computer boot without the external plugged in?
     
  3. don't do it thread starter macrumors regular

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    your saying that all my files are going to have to be deleted
     
  4. illinois2011 macrumors newbie

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    Not necessarily. Ubuntu just has a funny way of messing up the boot process. I had a dual boot setup once on my pc with Windows and Ubuntu and got to where I couldn't boot at all. If you have an OS X boot partition on an external drive, it may be fairly easy to go in and recover your files before you have to wipe the drive.
     

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